Desires of the Dead: A Body Finder Novel (Hardback)
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Short Description for Desires of the Dead Derting is back with a follow-up to "The Body Finder," and there's more paranormal suspense and romance in store for Violet and Jay.
- Published: 01 March 2011
- Format: Hardback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780061779848 ISBN 10: 0061779849
- Sales rank: 133,219
Reviews for Desires of the Dead
Desires of the Dead, by Kimberly Derting
Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. (www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)
Even though I absolutely loved the first book, this one took me a little bit to get into. I don't really know why. But as soon as I kept reading and got a little ways in, it completely dragged me into the story and I was hooked all over again. I love Violet's world, no matter how creepy and dark it may be sometimes.
I love the mystery in this series. This one had a pretty big twist in it, making you think it was one person, but another person held the imprint. Sometimes I was able to predict what would happen next, but not always.
This series is a little creepy sometimes to read at night. I was always looking around to make sure I wasn't being watched. I knew I wasn't, but I felt like I was, which adds a bit to the story, ha! And just like the first book, their is some parts in the book from someone else's point-of-view which adds to the mystery of trying to figure out who it is.
Even though you don't get a whole lot about Mike, the new character, you get to know a lot about his past and his family. And I absolutely adore Jay. So. Freaking. Much. *swoon* They are so adorable! It makes me smile every time they are together. Their relationship grows and despite some bumps in the road, they came out stronger in the end. I also think that there may be a love triangle in the third book, which I'm kind of curious about, though I am so Team Jay!
I also really liked Sara Priest and Rafe. I'm very, VERY curious to hear more about them and to see what sort of ability Rafe may have.
Overall, Desires of the Dead wasn't as amazing as The Body Finder, but it definitely was a great book and I can't wait to read the next book. I'm very excited for it! by Amanda
Review of Desires of the Dead
I enjoyed The Body Finder. I thought it was an interesting premise and found it filled with action and romantic tension and as time has passed it's one of those memories that have grown fonder. That said, I was a bit disappointed with Desires of the Dead.
Don't get me wrong, I loved Violet and Jay and their relationship, I loved the mystery and the suspense and everything that I enjoyed about The Body Finder - but what I didn't like was the introduction of Sara Priest. I felt as if the story went too far by introducing that particular aspect, and what I had been enjoying as a paranormal fantasy tried to go a little too X-Files/The Ghost Whisperer on me. It's hard to pin down with words exactly how it affected me, but it just felt a bit.. corny.
I still enjoyed much of the story and found the writing to be stronger than it was in The Body Finder. I hate saying anything negative about the book because, as a series, I'm finding it to be one of the more enjoyable YA Paranormal ones out there - I just wish that things could have been done without the introduction of Sara Priest (who is actually the only character I have issues with - Rafe is fine). by Lydia Presley